What's New in Lake George
A favorite hangout for Lake George locals and beer lovers near and far, Judd's Tavern will be closing its doors one final time on Saturday, February 28th after 10 years of outstanding business.

Over the past few years, advocates for a new skate park in Lake George village have repeatedly stated their case - and their wish is soon to become reality this summer. After much negotiation and planning, teens and adults alike will be able to legally skateboard in the Charles R. Wood Park - and we couldn't be more stoked about it!

(Complete Skate Park Drawing Design)

Many people in the Lake George region were saddened when news broke in 2012 that their beloved Howard Johnson restaurant was closing. However, the doors under the iconic orange roof on Route 9 that first opened in 1953 have reopened this past January! What was once the largest restaurant chain in the United States in the 1960's and 70's has dwindled to only a handful of locations still operating with the Howard Johnson name. Howard Johnson's Lake George location is one of only three left in the world!


Photo by Tyler LaPan

As winter drags on and we feel a sense of never-ending ice, cold and frost, no one wants to leave their spot on the couch, wrapped in blankets and dreaming of sunshine. If you're anything like me, you tend to be a homebody during the winter months - the warmth of home sounds significantly more appealing than trekking through the snow to reach a new destination.

However, there is something to look forward to once the weather warms up - or more exactly, 14 NEW things! Lake George is gearing up for some brand new events and fun this summer season, and we've got the scoop. With almost every weekend booked between June 2nd and October 10th, 2015, Lake George's Charles R. Wood Park leaves you no excuse not to have weekend plans once the weather warms up! 

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Attention Lake George beer lovers! Glens Falls has had a Brewfest for years and it's about time you got one too. Mark your calendars - the first annual Lake George Brewfest is coming to Charles R. Wood Park on September 5 & 6!

The first weekend of the Lake George Winter Carnival is in the books, but with three weekends still remaining, we've decided to put together a survival guide for those of you who haven't made it out to the Carnival yet. Whether you go this weekend or later in February, here are 5 things you'll want to make sure you bring to the Lake George Winter Carnival.

Photo Credit: Rita Sweenor
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's the best time of year to recognize restaurants that are perfect for date nights and special occasions. In fact, Lake George's own Chateau on the Lake was recently named as one of the Top 100 Romantic Restaurants In America by OpenTable Diners!

Congratulations to Silver Bay YMCA, recently distinguished as the Best Venue For A Family Reunion or Gathering in Unique Venues Magazine Winter 2015 Best Of Awards. Self branded as a conference and family retreat center, Silver Bay YMCA is located in Silver Bay NY along the banks of Lake George.
Normally when I look out the window at the frozen tundra of Upstate New York, I think to myself "there are few things that could make me leave my house this time of year." This year, that list is getting a little longer thanks to the impending return of The Sagamore's Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge!

Anyone who has ever been to Lake George knows about the gorgeous views, amazing outdoor adventure opportunities, and abundance of water-based activities, so it's no surprise that the region recently received national attention! Outside Magazine and The North Face teamed up to compile a list of "50 Places You Have To #SeeForYourself" and they included Lake George!


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